Check out tweed, checks, and tartan designs which are in season right now. Check out your wardrobe too and give a new lease of life to these designs. Checks and stripes look fabulous on straight body shapes but if you are curvy and love these designs make sure you choose them in fluid and flowing fabrics that are not too tight.

When you know the rules you can learn how to break them and have fun doing it.

Animal prints are still popular and can be worn as neutrals. The tonal colours look amazing on those with soft colouring. Polka dots will suit a classic or romantic style personality and the rounded patterns suit curvy body shapes. Geometric patterns can create an illusion and particularly suit those with a rectangular body shape.

Floral prints are blooming all year round. Keep the print design in proportion to your body’s scale and you will look amazing. Petites can wear ditsy florals and taller or larger figures can wear a larger bloom.
Creative and dramatic style personalities will love to mix and match print designs to create a unique look. Dig out treasures from your wardrobe and see what works for you.

If you love wearing stripe designs, check out books such as ‘The Art of Stripes’ by Libby Vanderploeg for inspiration and over 30 stylish ways to wear stripes.